The Parish Magazine October 2021


Serving Charvil, Sonning and Sonning Eye since 1869

around the villages — 1

Elisabeth Hobden, a local artist,

recently held an exhibition of Fluid

Art and Cyanotypes at the Old

Fire Station, Henley with the aim

of raising much-needed funds for

Dwelling Places, a well-established

Christian Non-Governmental

Organisation (NGO) dedicated to the

rescue and rehabilitation of streetconnected

children, abandoned babies

and high risk slum families in Uganda.

The pandemic is hitting Dwelling Places

particularly hard — a second wave of

Coronavirus has meant total lockdown

with schools closed, and an increased

need to provide not just community

schooling but also emergency food

support to many vulnerable families

already struggling on low incomes.

Lis writes: I first supported

Dwelling Places about 15 years ago

when a friend told me about their

wonderful work which relies entirely

on charitable donations.

Selling a painting is a thrill, but the

real joy comes from seeing how even a

small sum goes a long way in helping

to fulfil the aims of Dwelling Places

— ‘until every child has a chest to rest his

head on and a place to call home’.

Check out their website at http:// to find out more

about their multifaceted work. It’s


If you’re interested in seeing some

of my current work (examples right), I

will be exhibiting in the new Atrium at

Greyfriars Church in Reading during

the month of November. You could also

follow me on Instagram: lis.hobden or

take a look at my website: http://www.

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Charvil artist paints for Ugandan street children

A talk by John Painter: Reading Abbey and the Abbey Quarter Tuesday 5 October, 7.30pm.

AGM and Supper: Speaker Sacha Dench, Round Britain Challenge, Saturday 20 November

Film Night in Pearson Hall: 19 OctoberThe Quiet American

To reserve a place contact: Penny Feathers 0118 934 3193

Reading Abbey by Chris Wood,

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